[Reading] ➽ Davitas Harp By Chaim Potok – Airdomains.co.uk

Davitas Harp For Davita Chandal, Growing Up In The New York Of The 1930s And 40s Is An Experience Of Joy And Sadness Her Loving Parents, Both Fervent Radicals, Fill Her With The Fiercely Bright Hope Of A New And Better World But As The Deprivations Of War And Depression Take A Ruthless Toll, Davita Unexpectedly Turns To The Jewish Faith That Her Mother Had Long Ago Abandoned, Finding There Both A Solace For Her Questioning Inner Pain And A Test Of Her Budding Spirit Of Independence.

  • Hardcover
  • 371 pages
  • Davitas Harp
  • Chaim Potok
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 0394542908

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10 thoughts on “Davitas Harp

  1. says:

    This is a moving, haunting, and occasionally ambiguous novel that is ultimately about the value of sacred discontent At first it may seem as if the message is that religion is an opiate of the people, soothing them and comforting them and preventing them from confronting the naked evil of the world, but that is not the thrust of the novel The characters in Potok s story reminded me that if religion is a crutch, it is far from the only one Potok made me recall Herman Wouk s assertion that spe This is a moving, haunting, and occasionally ambiguous novel that is ultimately about the value of sacred discontent At first it may seem as if the message is that religion is an opiate of the people, soothing them and comforting them and preventing them from confronting the naked evil of the world, but that is not the thrust of the novel The characters in Potok s story reminded me that if religion is a crutch, it is far from the only one Potok made me recall Herman Wouk s assertion that speaking of crutches Freud can be a crutch, Marx can be a crutch, rationalism can be a crutch, and atheism can be two canes and a pair of iron braces We none of us have all the answers, nor are we likely to have But in the country of the halt, the man who is surest he has no limp may be the worst crippled Potok shows the reader that we are living in the country of the halt, and that if we don t realize we are limping and allow ourselve...

  2. says:

    It s sad to me that everyone reads THE CHOSEN in school, and not this amazing gem of a book I barely remember THE CHOSEN, but I could rhapsodize for hours about DAVITA S HARP The characters are wonderful and real, and Davita s search for truth, for knowledge, and for family is heartbreaking and lovely The daughter of two left wing activists, Davita s sudden fascination with the Hasidic world her mother abandoned is baffling to her parents and their friends But to a child whose life contains It s sad to me that everyone reads THE CHOSEN in school, and not this amazing gem of a book I barely remember THE CHOSEN, but I could rhapsodize for hours about DAVITA S HARP The characters are wonderful and real, and Davita s search for truth, for knowledge, and for family is heartbreaking and lovely The daughter of two left wing activists, Davita s sudden fascination with the Hasidic world ...

  3. says:

    When we meet Ilana Davita she is around 8 years old, in the late 1930s She lives in New York City with her writer activist parents in a non religious household The subject for which her parents have nearly radical zeal is, we learn through Davita s listening in to conversations and nightly meetings, communism Her parent s decisions and ...

  4. says:

    FantasticoUn romanzo scoperto per caso, ma che mi ha permesso di leggere pagine toccanti e fiabesche nello stesso tempo Ambientato durante il periodo della guerra civile spagnola, vi viene rappresentato, attraverso gli occhi semplici di una bambina, un mondo drammatico di guerre e persecuzioni, di odio e violenza Davita riesce a sopportare la realt quotidiana grazie alla fantasia e all immaginazione, cos da trasformare il racconto in un succedersi melodioso di suoni e di immagini Ci che ri FantasticoUn romanzo scoperto per caso, ma che mi ha permesso di leggere pagine toccanti e fiabesche nello stesso tempo Ambientato durante il periodo della guerra civile spagnola, vi viene rappresentato, attraverso gli occhi semplici di una bambina, un mondo drammatico di guerre e persecuzioni, di odio e violenza Davita riesce a sopportare la realt quotidiana grazie alla fantasia e all immaginazione, cos da trasformare il racconto in un succedersi melodioso di suoni e di immagini Ci che rimane dunque, a lettura conclusa, una sensazione di dolcezza e di forza insieme E mentre si percepiscono le note dell arpa eolia, come accompagnamento in sottofondo, sembra di essere immersi in una delle fantastiche rappresentazioni del Messaggio Biblico , presso il Mus e Marc Chagall di Nizza mondi colorati e onirici, con i personaggi che si sollevano sopra citt e colline, pervasi da una nostalgia diffusaIntensa anche la descrizione del dipinto Guernica di Picasso, ...

  5. says:

    This book I read within days after I finished Asher Lev Chaim Potok has become somewhat of an obsession in our house hold ever since James Moes got me to read Asher Lev Davita s Harp had me evenhooked than Asher Lev did At first I was wondering if the stories were going to entwine because of the setting and time, because of the age of the characters and both ...

  6. says:

    As I write this review the REM song Losing My Religion is on the tv, which is apt as that s one of the themes of this complicated, melancholic novel Ilana Davita is growing up in New York in the 1930s and the 1940s Both parents, Hannah and Michael, are ardent communists Communism has replaced the religions of their childhood The Eastern European Hasidism of Ilana s mother, and the New England Episcopalian life of her father Both parents are haunted by cruel childhood events, which they bel As I write this review the REM song Losing My Religion is on the tv, which is apt as that s one of the themes of this complicated, melancholic novel Ilana Davita is growing up in New York in the 1930s an...

  7. says:

    Un libro di una bellezza incredibile, raccontato in prima persona da Ilana Davita, una ragazzina di otto anni, che parla di politica, di famiglia, di solitudine, del cosa vuol dire crescere, del cosa vuol dire essere una ragazza, in un America della fine degli anni trenta Il tutto con il sottofondo musicale di un arpa eolica I pensieri sono semplici e lineari come solo i bambini sono capaci di fare.Ma Ilana, una bambina speciale intelligente, arguta, curiosa, con una sensibilit fuori Un libro di una bellezza incredibile, raccontato in prima persona da Ilana Davita, una ragazzina di otto anni, che...

  8. says:

    My rating is based on my enjoyment of this novel when I read it, but it was such a very different stage in life for me, I don t know how I d like it now It s the story of Davita, the daughter of a left wing and literary Jewish mother and a left wing activist father There s also an uncle of sorts in there, a prototype of Chaim Potok a Yiddish writer Besdies Davita, he was my favorite character, speaking in beautiful but undecipherable parables In spite of her left wing background, Davita be My rating is based o...

  9. says:

    I think I rated the other Chaim Potok books 5 stars, but this one did not engage me quite so much It was different from the others in that the protagonist was female and only around 9 years old It developed into a coming of age story Davita s first person narrative was a little choppy I assume the author created simplistic sentences and dialog in keeping with her age She often relayed adult conversation and then remarked I didn t understand But the themes Potok explores are anything but I think I rated the other Chaim Potok books 5 stars, but this one did not engage me quite so much It was different from the others in that the protagonist was female and only around 9 years old It developed into a coming of age story Davita s first person narrative was a little choppy I assume the author created simplistic sentences and dialog in keeping with her age She often relayed adult conversation and then remarked I didn t understand But the themes Potok explores are anything but simplistic He delved into the subject of watershed moments that change a person forever such as war injuries, or witnessing horrible injustice, experiencing displacement or betrayal Some individuals emerge from these scarring incidents with something the author calls sacred discontent, ...

  10. says:

    Potok s use of recurrent images borders on overt symbolism, and yet retains an internal coherence beyond that of religious iconography or surrealist leaps by having his narrators tell you exactly what the images mean This is probably what makes Davita s Harp a childrens book, even thought it explicitly and graphically addresses child abuse, rape, mutilation, murder, and warfare A story within a story conceit allows the close, first person narrator to recall images that her storyteller frien Potok s use of recurrent images borders on overt symbolism, and yet retains an internal coherence beyond that of religious iconography or surrealist leaps by having his narrators tell you exactly what the images mean This is probably what makes Davita s Harp a childrens book, even thought it explicitly and graphically addresses child abuse, rape, mutilation, murder, and warfare A story within a story conceit allows the close, first person narrator to recall images that her storyteller friend had introduced, and to subsequently adopt that adroit identification with non sentient creatures in later crises While I tend to distrust such happy endings as this one Potok s pace shifts from near languid observation of nervous brea...

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